The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship Program (FLAGship Program). After reviewing the applications and much deliberation, the NeCGA Grower Services Committee chose five applicants to each receive a $2,000 scholarship. The awardees are listed below, along with their intended secondary school and degree program:

Noah Summers, Gibbon (UNL, Grazing Livestock Systems & Meat Science)

Austin Taylor, Ames (UNL, Mechanized Systems Management)

Emma Saathoff, Trumbull (UNL, Agricultural and Environmental Science Communications)

Jaden Koehler, York (UNL, Agribusiness)

Rachel Brown, St. Libory (Wayne State College, Pre-Dentistry)

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association or the son/daughter of an NeCGA member. They must be a senior in high school or college freshman who is continuing their education in Nebraska. Three of the five scholarships are set aside for students who are pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. Two scholarships are open to students pursuing a degree outside of agriculture.

“I want to congratulate each student who was chosen to receive a FLAGship scholarship. The applications this year were impressive and choosing only five was difficult. As NeCGA celebrates 50 years, we are proud to continue the tradition of supporting these students as they tackle their educational goals. We are excited to see how these young people advocate for agriculture in the future,” said Michael Dibbern, chairman of the Grower Services Committee.

For more information about the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship Program, please visit or call (402) 438-6459.